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 Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won a gold medal in the 53kg category, while Divya Kakran has won the gold medal in the 68kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain. Pooja Dhanda (57kg) has won a silver after losing the title clash to Russia’s Veronika Chumikova.
Source: The Hindu

  Sri Lanka has inaugurated first model village built with Indian assistance. The village is a part of housing project meant for war affected people. India has partnered with the ministry of housing and construction and cultural affairs of Sri Lanka to build 100 model villages with Indian grant of Rs 1,200 million.
Source: The Times of India

  Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as the prime minister of Greece.  Mitsotakis is the son of former prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis, one of the country’s longest serving parliamentarians.
Source: The Hindu

Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India assumes charge as Force Commander of United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Shailesh Tinaikar has been awarded the Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal for Distinguished Service.
Source: The Business Standard

  BCCI has formally appointed Rahul Dravid as the National Cricket Academy’s Head of Cricket. Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.
Source: The Hindu

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘Gully Boy’ has won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.
Source: The Economics Times

 
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) signed an MoU for funding highway projects. The MoU is related to co-operation in formation of SPVs to execute the fund arrangement for large size road projects particularly green field projects to be executed by NHAI in future.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  Arinjeeta Dey, a 10-year-old girl, has won a silver medal in the World Youth Cup held in Umag, Croatia. The tournament was organised by World Karate Federation affiliated to the International Olympic Association.
Source: Business Standard

 Odisha will host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in  Cuttack, from July 17 to 22. The tournament has received entries from 14 associations, consisting of India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Australia, Cyprus, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan.
Source: Business Standard

 United States wins FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 held in Lyon, France. They defeated the Netherlands with a scrore of 2-0. This is the 4th world cup title for the US’s women football team.
Source: The Hindu



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